purdyd wrote: ↑
Sun Sep 01, 2019 2:43 am
I wonder if you aren’t over thinking this.
Let me TRY to explain , what happens when i do a Face-plant ...
Board hits a 1-M wave , and the nose
digs in . Over the fricken board , i go , with the kite powered up
to max. Next comes the face-plant , as i dive cleanly into the
water ; but the ankles are made of carbon and SS and the foot
straps literally hang my entire lower body to a FULL stop, as the
TT enters the surface tension from the water at 90-deg.
In the end , my lower body HURTS , the board just became a water
anchor, and the drag tries to pull both my fake legs , (OFF). I
have broken 6 fake legs ; doing this . Dude - it fricken Sucks !!!
All this happens, because my ankles do NOT bend , like yours ; they
stay 90-deg to the surface of the board, and it naturally follows
at the same angle when entering the water surface tension. Everything
below my hips; yea --- the fake stuff is way stronger than what's left of my
real legs , and it really is a problem when the fake stuff tries
to take out the real stuff.The lay-up on my New legs , it Ain't
gonna break ; so the real stuff is gonna Hate it now !!
It's like when they made snow ski boots taller, for better control ; the
leg just broke higher up, than it did with the low-profile ski-boot.
My ankles do NOT bend ; yours do, and your board just slips off
your feet when you do a face-plant.
You Get it ?